Early Modern—Saint Louis
Philosophy Conference 
Program | Logistics

 
 

Early Modern—Saint Louis (EM-STL) is a conference on Modern philosophy, April 21-22, 2017 in Saint Louis, MO.

 
Program
 

Friday, 21 Apr

12:00-12:30: Coffee and conference info available

12:30-1:30
"Locke's Epistemic Humility"
Julie Walsh (Wellesley College)

1:40-2:40
"Spinoza and Gender Inequality"
Francesca di Poppa (Texas Tech University)

2:50-3:50
"The Contingent Necessity of Descartes' Eternal Truths"
Jeremy Skrzypek (Saint Louis University)

4:00-6:00
Panel on Teaching Modern Philosophy
Eugene Marshall (Florida International University),
Judith Crane (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville)

 

Saturday, 22 Apr

9:00-10:00
"Locke and Hume on Eternity and Immensity"
Annemarie Butler (Iowa State University)

10:10-11:10
"Descartes on the Animal Within, and the Animals Without"
Evan Thomas (The Ohio State University)

11:20-12:20
"Mary Shepherd and the Abstract Self"
Deborah Boyle (College of Charleston)

Break for Lunch

1:40-2:40
"Knowledge and Assent in Kant"
Everett Fulmer (Saint Louis University)

2:50-3:50
"Causal Inference and Perception in the Treatise and first Enquiry; Hume's Anticipation of Modularity"
Louis Loeb (University of Michigan)

4:00-6:00
Keynote Address
"The Role of Motivation in Cartesian Freedom"
Scott Ragland (Saint Louis University)

Sponsored by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville College of Arts and Sciences and Department of Philosophy

Richard Fry (SIUE) and Krista Rodkey (Valparaiso University), organizers

Please contact us with any questions!